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Sunday, 01 March 2015 13:41
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Things are happening in the Midlands. We're working on a coordination to bring together AF members and interested persons, mainly in the East Midlands (Notts, Derbys, Leics, Lincs) but handling the West (including Birmingham), North (up to Doncaster) and South (down to Northampton) too. So if you are in any of these areas get in touch! The best point of contact is nottinghamafed.org.uk or leicesterafed.org.uk  derbyafed.org.uk or loughboroughafed.org.uk

If you are in any other of the above Midland areas and you are interested in the AF, just get in touch with Nottingham address.

See also:

@Anarchy_LE - Leicestershire Twitter.

http://nottsblackarrow.wordpress.com - Notts blog.

Saturday, 25 October 2014 18:51
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We are pleased to announce a 12-page issue of our paper Resistance (#157, ANGRY WOMEN WIN) for October 2014 and we also have a brand new Organise! magazine - issue 83 Winter 2014, plus a new edition of our pamphlet Basic Bakunin.

Resistance #157 and Basic Bakunin are free downloads (or to order in print) and Organise! is currently available as a single issue or annual subscription in print direct from us and is also available, as usual, from the AK Press and Active Distribution online shops.

Free PDF download is available for Organise! 83. Order print copies from Active Distribution: http://www.activedistributionshop.org/shop/magazines/3337-organise-83.html (you can also order the latest issue of Black Flag: http://www.activedistributionshop.org/shop/magazines/3336-black-flag-236.html ).

Bulk orders are available - email distribution [at] afed.org.uk for details. Please note we have suspended new subscriptions to Resistance due to our move to larger but irregular themed issues (we have written to all current subscribers about this change).

See below on the home page for full details, or use the above links in the 'Publications' menu on our site.

Saturday, 16 February 2013 12:39
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Message from Freedom Press: While we do repairs and renovations downstairs after the firebomb attack, we’ve opened a substitute bookshop upstairs. It’s been designed by ‘Isla’™ and is known as the rainbow bookshop because all the books are sorted by colour. This isn’t as silly as it might sound. Firstly everything will have to be moved downstairs again in a week or two so sorting them out by subject would be a waste of time, and secondly it’s amazing how many people ask for books by colour. Check out the latest firebomb benefit events.

http://www.freedompress.org.uk/news/2013/02/12/rainbow-shop-opens-2/

Previous info:

Following Friday’s firebomb attack we’ve had an amazing response from people worldwide.

So much so that we will be able to open the shop on Monday 4th February for business… not quite as usual, but reasonably close.

Our stock is somewhat reduced, but now features some interesting fire-damaged memorabilia.

As so much of our stock was damaged, we would appreciate any book donations you can make.

Please drop off books at the bookshop during our normal opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 6pm, Sunday 12 noon to 4pm.

There’s a report on the clean-up here and here.

Demanding the Impossible by Skribbo, download 21-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. A special album released to raise funds for Freedom Press Bookshop.

A report by Brian Whelan asks Who firebombed London’s oldest anarchist bookshop?

A report by Donnacha DeLong on the mainstream media silence over the Freedom firebombing.

and there are reports in New Internationalist and the East London Advertiser.

Check out the benefit events for Freedom Press coming up.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 16:49
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A video of the resisted eviction of Gremlin Alley Social Centre has been posted following over a month of excellent activity in Cardiff. Take a look!

http://welcometogremlinalley.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/video-from-the-eviction-resistance-october-5th/

Friday, 02 March 2012 17:54
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Across London local communities have been fighting back against the cuts, demanding that their libraries stay, stating that they are a vital part of the local infrastructure. Brent is the latest council to act, where the ‘SOS Libraries’ campaigners have been refused permission to take the council to the Supreme Court this week. This was after a strong community action of 24-hour vigils, but still six libraries will close. Other campaigns around Kensal Rise and Preston are also struggling to win, but will continue to fight.

This is despite a consultation into the proposals showing that 82% of respondents were against the closures, the council announced in April last year that Barham Park, Cricklewood, Kensal Rise, Neasden, Preston and Tokyngton libraries would shut. Brent Council announced plans to close six out of Brent’s 12 libraries to save £1 million in 2010. Residents united by their anger formed Brent SOS Libraries to stop the closures and took their fight to the High Court and Appeal Court but lost.

The council began stripping bare the libraries before Christmas but undeterred the campaigners formed pop-up libraries outside the closed reading rooms including Kensal Rise Library which was opened 111 years ago by American author Mark Twain.

Over the coming year it is estimated that as many as 600 libraries could close although so far, due to the public anger, only 32 have actually been shut down. Some are being handed over to local communities to control and others are being privatised. Even where the fight back is successful the staff are being cut back to a minimum.

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